Ms. Kessenich and Mr. Saunders Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipients!

Summer 2023 Region 6 Recipients

By FCPS Department of Human Resources
November 07, 2023

Congratulations to Ms. Sabrina Kessenich and Mr. Scott Saunders on their recognition as the Summer 2023 FCPS CARES Region 6 Recipients of the Month, presented by the FCPS Department of Human Resources.

The FCPS CARES Program allows parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Below is the write-up submitted by Ms. Shaza Elsaman, a Lewis High School colleague.

I've worked for FCPS for 18 years now, 11 as a substitute, 7 as an IA, and now this begins my first year as a teacher. It took me 18 years to muster the courage to take this step and become a teacher, and now, just one week into this new position, I feel confident in my ability to be here and be a teacher, and that is all thanks to the warm, supportive, encouraging environment that I have found in my coworkers here at Lewis High. The minute I stepped foot in Lewis High, I've felt nothing but the warmest welcome by all, from the admin to the staff, to the custodians. I hold so much appreciation in my heart for every single person I've met these past few weeks, as well as those I am going to continue to meet this school year, for making Lewis High feel like home. I wanted to give special thanks to Sabrina Kessenich. She goes above and beyond for me every single day. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure I have everything I need for my lesson plan. I couldn't be more grateful. I'd also like to thank Scott Saunders for helping me since the first minute I stepped into Lewis High. This transition felt overwhelming at first, but his unwavering kindness and support, whether he's helping me set up the projector or we're chatting over Diet Coke, has made working at Lewis High feel like such a joy and privilege. And last but most certainly never least, I wanted to give my warmest thanks and appreciation for the custodians who have helped me set up my classroom. I wouldn't be here without your help. Thank you again, Lewis High. I'm wishing everyone an amazing school year."